Monday, June 27

Camp Motion Pictures Re-Enters the (Big Box!) VHS Realm with The Basement!

Finally a press release lands in my e-mail that actually fits BoGD's content beautifully! I can only hope that this release is Approved by Bob Dobbs, figurehead of the Church of the SubGenius, like Camp Motion's vintage VHS titles and not artificially ultra-limited like Mondo's Sledgehammer debacle...

Camp Motion Pictures, the home entertainment company, specializing in 80’s and 80’s-style DIY cinema, unleashes a terrifyingly cool micro-budget cinema collection of five feature films in an exclusive VHS Collector’s Package that Joe Ziemba of calls “A brain-baking vortex of DIY gore, suburban angst, and trash-gore exuberance!”

Eye-catching authentically ‘80s VHS poster illustration by noted graphic artist Vince Evans and “Big Box” design contains the never-before-released 1989 feature, The Basement, on VHS and DVD along with SOV cult cinema favorites Video Violence 1&2, Captives, and Cannibal Campout on DVD.

About The Basement
The Basement is the lost 1989 Super 8 anthology feature film directed by Timothy O’Rawe (Ghoul School). Restored by director of photography Michael Raso in 2010, The Basement is a shining example of 80’s DIY cinema inspired by Amicus Films’ Tales from the Crypt and features elaborate special make-up and creature effects by Scott Hart.

The Basement Synopsis: Four strangers are summoned to the basement of an abandoned house by a mysterious entity known only as The Sentinel. One after another, they are forced to witness heinous deeds they have yet to commit – and which will damn them for all eternity.

Swimming Pool– An unfaithful woman disposes of the evidence with a little help from a demonic water spirit.
Trick or Treat – Classic monsters exact revenge on a bitter man who refuses to honor Halloween.
Zombie Movie – Cocaine, hookers and reanimated corpses wreak havoc on the set of an independent film.
Home Sweet Home – A young man questions his sanity after purchasing a house where torture and mass murder were committed 6 years before.

About Captives: Referred to as “the most accomplished SOV horror film from this era,” Captives, the sophomore effort of director Gary Cohen (Video Violence 1&2), is now available for the first time in this director-approved version.

Captives Synopsis: Taken hostage by three violently deranged criminals, a woman fights back to save her baby and mother-in-law’s lives in this gritty and suspenseful crime drama from Gary Cohen (Video Violence 1&2)

Video Violence Synopsis: In this gore-soaked cult classic, a young couple opens a video store in a small town populated by violence-addicted amateur filmmakers, lead by the demented Howard and Eli.

Video Violence 2 Synopsis: The sequel to Video Violence finds Howard and Eli pirating a cable TV channel for the purpose of furthering their brand of homegrown depravity, madness and murder.

Cannibal Campout Synopsis: Deranged orphans torture, mutilate and murder innocent campers in this DIY classic from Jon McBride.

Frighteningly Enjoyable Bonus Features: The Basement Camp Retro ‘80s “Big Box” VHS / DVD Collection is loaded with new commentaries and spine-chilling extras including:

- The Basement Commentary
- Captives Commentary
- Video Violence Commentary
- Video Violence 2 Commentary
- Cannibal Campout Commentary
- The Basement Outtakes
- The Basement New Segment
- Short film: Vengeance
- Short film: Say No To Drugs
- Meadowlands Showcase Segment: Halloween Take Over
- Meadowlands Showcase Segment: The Long Road to Karaoke
- Meadowlands Showcase Segment: Long is the Night
- Interview with director Gary Cohen


DrunkethWizerd said...

I gotta say... that coverart is giving me teh wood!

Graham said...

Already pre-ordered. Looks like a nice set! you dare tread upon the staircase?

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